Grandparents’ Rights in Texas
Fighting for Your Rights in Fort Worth
The state of Texas recognizes the fact that grandparents’ play a key role in the upbringing of children. That is why, when circumstances call for it, there are avenues that grandparents can pursue to assert their stake in the well-being of their grandchildren. In these cases, it may be necessary to fight for visitation rights or even partial or full custody of the child.
If you are a grandparent that needs to fight for your right to be a part of your grandchild’s life, then we invite you to contact our team at O’Neil Wysocki P.C. today. Our professional and aggressive Fort Worth grandparent's rights lawyers know what challenges grandparents can face under these circumstances and have helped these clients assert their familial rights before the law.
Securing a favorable visitation or custody arrangement can be possible. Call O’Neil Wysocki P.C. today to start exploring your legal options.
When can grandparents assert their rights?
There are several different circumstances in which grandparents can seek to assert their rights in Texas. In all examples, it is because the child’s relationship or access to their parents has dramatically changed.
Typical situations where grandparents’ rights are arguable include:
- When the child’s parent(s) have died
- When the child’s parents(s) have been jailed
- When the child’s parents(s) have been found incompetent
- When the child’s parents have divorced
- When the child has been abused or neglected by their parents
- When a court order has severed the parent/child relationship
- When the child has lived with the grandparents for six months or more
There are exceptions (such as when biological grandparents seek access to a child that has been legally adopted—this is not permitted) and grandparents’ rights are not protected by our constitution. That is why aggressive and compelling representation is needed in these cases: to vividly put forth the circumstances of the child and fully illustrate how you, as grandparents, can meaningfully contribute to the best interests and future of the child.
To schedule your initial consultation, call O’Neil Wysocki P.C.at (817) 332-2202 or fill out the contact form below to start your process.